Ocean City’s Night in Venice is starting to take shape. This year’s theme will be “The Olympics: Go for the Gold,” a nod to the Olympic Games.
The theme is optional but offers a chance to pay tribute to more than 120 years of competition among athletes from more than 200 nations. The 2020 Summer Games will run July 24 through Aug. 9 in Tokyo.
The Night in Venice parade starts at 6 p.m. on July 18. The boat parade and decorated home contest are a highlight of the season in Ocean City. Thousands of spectators line the bay, and thousands more attend private parties at homes along the route from the Ocean City-Longport Bridge to Tennessee Avenue. A fireworks display caps off at dusk after the parade.
Entries for boats and homes are currently being accepted online at www.ocnj.us/niv or by calling 609-399-6111.
Free shuttle transportation will be available for spectators and free grandstands will be set up at street ends along the route. For more information on participating in the event or attending, visit www.ocnj.us/NIV or call 609-399-6111.